follow up on bot
the quickly bot works very well in the bright light of daytime. i used a yard stick and my hand to shade the photo-diodes and the bot responded very well. obviously the photosensitive diodes i bought take quite a bright light to trigger the IC. i plan on looking for more sensitive hardware to improve the performance.
i took some video of the behavior but accidentally erased them in moving files around today. as soon as possible i will retake the videos and post them.
here are some stills until i reshoot the vid